As a partner at GrowHack, the world's first growth hacking agency for startups, I helped helped launch over a dozen products and advised companies like Pepsi, JPMorgan, and American Express on growth hacking. I've taught at New York University, Cooper Union, SVA, and Singularity University, and have been featured in Forbes, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, and The Next Web.
One Month is an online education startup that empowers people to change their lives by learning real-world technical skills in an accelerated time frame.
I'm currently teaching a course called "One Month Growth Hacking" for beginner entrepreneurs, engineers, or product people who don't know where to start getting users.
Brian Balfour, VP of Growth at HubSpot and author of the Coelevate blog, talks with us in-depth about his process for building a growth machine. He walks us through each step of their experiments and how they determine what to focus on. He talks about the key differences between being iterative vs. incremental. This was an incredibly enlightening interview.
Thoughtbot is a 90-person team of designers and developers with offices in eight cities in the US and Europe. Clients hire them to design, develop, and grow their web or mobile products.
Dan hired thoughtbot in 2006 and joined as a developer in 2007, helping design, develop, and grow products for more than 50 of thoughtbot's startup clients. He started thoughtbot's San Francisco office in 2012 and their growth team in 2014.
I recently sent an email to my list with the subject line ‘You don’t know me. can I get 30 mins?’ and it triggered Suresh to write this post.
From the article: "Somewhere during July 2014, we started thinking about the poor use of “Welcome Emails” that are sent by almost all SaaS companies, KiSSFLOW included. We got around doing an A/B only recently. We throttled few days of our sign ups through an A/B test. And, here is the result from that test."
Spoiler alert: they 10x'd the engagement with prospects. (but read the article so you see WHAT they did)
Welcome to our first HireMe AMA. Aaron Upright bravely stepped up to be the first for this open source interview format (so be nice). Whether you are hiring or just want to learn more about Aaron, feel free to post questions. How could you go wrong hiring a guy with "Up and to the Right" in his name!
Here's Aaron's Bio...
Aaron Upright is a Growth Rookie with a background in digital strategy and inbound marketing. He graduated from the University of Alberta this May with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and is looking to continue learning in a junior level growth role. In addition to being an active member of the Growthhackers.com community, Aaron is an avid writer, and has twice contributed pieces to Canada’s largest Tech news site, Techvibes.com. When he’s not writing or experimenting with new growth ideas, Aaron is an active member of the startup community in his hometown of Edmonton, Canada.
I've been looking for a job for the last couple of weeks as a Junior Growth Hacker (or similar job title). However, as I have no experience working as one, it's hard to prove my worth.
I have a couple of years of experience doing SEO and PPC consulting, and I'm also a Certified Web Analyst (by Market Motive). I can also handle HTML/CSS, Excel, A/B testings, SQL querying, plus I'm learning to code in Ruby.
What else do you think it's needed to land a Junior Growth Hacker job? What other skills would you recommend someone like me who's trying to "get in the game"? And if I can't make the specific job of a Junior Growth Hacker, what other similar jobs would you recommend me to focus on?
This pretty much sums up my reaction to every controversial article on growth hacking, regardless of whether it's for or against it. I thought I'd write it up here rather than reinvent the wheel every time I comment.
I'm looking for a referral program platform significantly cheaper than others such as Extole or Talkable. We're now surpassing $50k/month in revenue but we can't afford these referral platforms right now.
Can you please suggest me some other platforms more focused on startups with a lower revenue?
What have you learned through your experiences measuring NPS? For which segments of users do you measure it, and how often? Depth of integration into your product? Doing it in-house vs. paying for a service?